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opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i think he understood and appreciated the reasons that i made this decision. i would have been very honored to serve in that job. >> u.n. ambassador susan rice drops out of the running for secretary of state. >> in recent weeks she faced scrutiny from congress over her knowledge of the attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >> does this now mean john kerry is the front runner to be the next secretary of state? >> republicans and democrats said the nominee who would be most easily confirmed is john kerry. >> the president wants to pretend that spending isn't the problem. that's why we don't have an agreement. 18 days now and counting to avoid that fiscal cliff. president obama and house speaker john boehner met at the white house. >> the two men met for less than an hour and that is not an encouraging sign. >> i remain hopeful this we can get this resolved. breaking news a 6.3 earthquake off the southern california coast was felt from
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san diego north into l.a. county. >> southern california is in store for another day of high tides and flooding. the so-called king tides are formed by the alignment of the sun, moon and earth. this happens once every 30 years. >> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be making progress as he battles a lung infection. it started with trash talking and ended with gunfire. surveillance cameras capture a shooting wounding two people. >> all that -- >> okay. we need the jaws of life. >> final in philadelphia, 34-13 cincinnati. >> the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing. ♪ and dradle i shall -- >> how do i even know you're a nun? you don't have the thing on. >> i know, i know but i have my medal on. >> is that your nun badge? >> that's my nun badge. >> barbara walters most fascinating person of the year is disgraced cia former director david petraeus. >> i was thinking if this guy
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was a little less fascinating, he'd probably still have his job. captioning funded by cbs welcome to welcome to "cbs this morning." susan rice will not be the new secretary of state. she was president obama's top choice to replace hillary clinton. yesterday she withdrew her name from consideration. >> that follows months of republican criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. then yesterday she had a phone conversation with president obama and withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state. >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what
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i'm doing. but yes, sure how can you not want to in my field serve at the highest possible level? >> reporter: last night u.n. ambassador susan rice explained why she asked president obama not to consider her for secretary of state. in an op-ed she wrote, quote, a national security appointment, much less a potential one, should never be turned into a political football. there are far bigger issues at stake. on twitter she posted those of you who know me know that i'm a fighter, but not at the cost of what's right for our country. >> she's not qualified. anyone who goes on national television in defiance of the facts five days later, we're all responsible for what we say and what we do. >> reporter: rice became the center of a political firestorm after doing a string of interviews five days after the september attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. she described the assault as the result of spontaneous protests not premeditated.
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days later, intelligence officials publicly labeled it an act of terror. republican senators led by john mccain accused rice of misleading the american people. president obama came to her defense. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target then they have got a problem with me. >> reporter: late yesterday, the president said he wasn't disappointed by rice's decision. >> susan is going to continue to be an outstanding u.s. ambassador to the united nations. i hadn't made a decision about who would be my next secretary of state. there's no doubt that susan was qualified. there are other people who are qualified as well. >> reporter: senator john kerry is rumored to be the new front runner for secretary of state. he chairs the committee that would have confirmed rice if she had been nominated. it's not clear what's next for her or whether she'll take a new job in the administration. susan rice meets this afternoon
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with president obama. >> margaret brennan, thank you. with us former secretary of state madelineeine albright. she used to be rice's boss at the state department. welcome. >> very good to be with you. >> do you believe even though susan rice had not been nominated that this became a political suicide -- not suicide, but assassination? >> i think it was very political and sad and i think does not speak well for those who attacked her. i've known susan since she was 4 years old. i think she's a remarkable person who has served our country in a number of different posts. she was assistant secretary for africa when i was secretary of state. i think she's done an amazing job at the united nations making very clear what america national interests are, and i think she would have been a great secretary of state. she will continue to work at the u.n., where her credibility is very high and she's very close to the president. >> would it have been possible for her to overcome the objections raised by senator mccain and others? >> i have no way of knowing.
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i think that she and the president must have made a judgment -- and she said it that it was a distraction. and there are an awful lot of things going on. and i -- i'm really sorry that this has happened because she would have been great, and she's wonderful and she doesn't deserve as a human being, she does not deserve the attacks that were made upon her that were false. it was really outrageous. >> first she was sent out on the sunday talk shows to talk about something that was really not in her purview, that was really secretary clinton's responsibility about what happened in libya. and then number two, she was never even nominated to be secretary of state and she's withdrawing her name. did she get hung out there by the white house? >> let me just say i think we all know how choices for the sunday shows are made. when i was ambassador at the u.n., i would go on and talk about different things so i would not frame it the way you had. i think that -- it's very hard
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to figure out what happened here, as to why these very personal attacks. and she had not been nominated. and i think that there was just a kind of avalanche. i find it really sad. i love washington and i just don't like what has happened at this point. it's just very unpleasant and sad. and something that a very very good public servant deserves or nobody deserves frankly. >> one of the big challenges for the next secretary of state will be syria and our own mccormick spoke with secretary panetta and learned he is sending two missile batteries to turkey including 400 members of the u.s. military to help. does that signal a greater u.s. military involvement? >> what it signals is turkey is a member of nato. i have just come from turturkey. it has very serious issues with the number of refugees coming in. as a nato member we are really
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have to and want to and are committed to defending turkey so i think it is a 98nato issue and shows a sign we do not want the problems in syria to spread outside the borders. >> if in fact they begin to move chemical weapons, what should the united states and turkey and other country do so? >> people are very concerned about the use of the chemical weapons and also lack of control over them. and i think that there again, there will be -- president obama has made very clear that that is a line. and i think that there probably will be nato looking at it in a variety of -- >> looking at it meaning? >> more deterngtrents and threats about what could be done. but it is a very serious issue, very serious, because the father of bashar al assad did use chemical weapons against his
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people. i think this is where the international community would have to do something about it. >> secretary madeleine albright good to see you. thank you for being here. >> very good to be with you. happy holidays. >> happy holidays. we want to now turn to the fiscal cliff where the deadline is now 18 days away. president obama and house speaker john boehner held a white house meeting on thursday. they did not reach an agreement, and now there are signs that any deal could be small and limited. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning out west. the president and the speaker met for almost an hour last evening and that will be the main topic of today's white house briefing in a couple of hours. even though it's clear that the two men didn't agree last night on much of anything. the speaker left the capitol last night planning to head home to ohio for the weekend. his meeting with the president came after a day when the two sides couldn't even agree on how to address the problem. >> i've been pushing all year for us to address this problem. but here we are at the 11th hour and the president still isn't serious about dealing with this
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issue right here. it's this issue. spending. >> republicans need to accept the fact that rates will go up on the top 2%. and that we should extend tax cuts for the remaining 98%. >> reporter: in an interview with cbs minneapolis station wcco, president obama sounded an optimistic note. >> i remain hopeful that we can get this resolved. it shouldn't be hard to get resolved. >> reporter: but the president repeated his demand that republicans must allow tax cuts to expire for the top 2% of u.s. households. >> the big problem right now is is that republicans in the house are resistant to the idea of the wealthiest americans paying higher tax rates. >> reporter: despite some voices in the republican party now saying that they may have to accept tax increases on top earners, the speaker remains publicly adamant that tax hikes are out of the question. >> if we were to do what the president is asking for, some 700,000 jobs would be at risk.
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it's as simple as that. washington has a spending problem. it can't be fixed with tax increases alone. >> reporter: if there is no progress in the next few days there's almost no chance that anything can get done before christmas. and very little chance to do anything before the end of the year. but the speaker's office and the white house say discussions will continue. as one of the speaker's staff put it there's cell phone service in ohio. norah, charlie. >> all right, there's still cell phones. bill plante, thank you. let's go to cbs news political director john dickerson. john, good morning. >> good morning. >> is the white house acting like it has all the cards? >> they definitely are. they are adamant on this question of tax rates and also on this question of the debt limit. next year the fight or coming fight about whether congress is going to raise the debt limit. the white house says they are very much against having that fight again. that's another big part of this deal. but the question for the president is you know there are some other issues here.
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they think the economy is poised and ready to really rebound and that's one of the pressures on getting a deal that's a pressure on the white house. if the president can get this out of the way the economy can get moving again, that's a great legacy for him if he can say the economy turned around. also you can imagine wanting to really get this out of the way before the inauguration so that his second term doesn't look like it's stuck in the same position as the end of his first term was. >> so how do they plan to get boehner to blink? >> boy, it's hard. i mean they want boehner to blink on this tax question. now, how is he going to do that? if they can give him enough on the spending side on entitlements. but the problem the white house says, we're not going to keep offering up spending reductions entitlement cuts that our liberals will not like if you just keep pocketing them and saying okay we'll take that and then not change our position on raising rates. boehner has got to go first on this question of raising rates. >> but has the president said to john boehner if in fact we get the rates, i will do these
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spending cuts and recommend these spending cuts? has he made that clear to john boehner so that john boehner can go to his caucus and say this is what we'll get if we agree to go -- allow these rates to raise? >> it's done in hints and it's done in instanttimations. yes, whether it's raising the eligibility age for medicare means testing medicare even some possible movement on the question of the consumer price index in terms of social security, which the white house publicly has ruled out. they have said we are open to these possibilities maybe if you're going to move in a big way on rates. but they're interconnected. and so these discussions that are going on in private, that if they were ever made public would evaporate. they are going on. but the white house is not offering too much if the republicans are not going to move on these tax rates. >> it is incredible. >> you go first. no, no you go. >> it's like a broken record. they have nobody about this for
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some time and still can't come to an agreement. john dickerson, thank you so much. bob schieffer will have the latest on "face the nation." we have some breaking news from california this morning. a strong earthquake struck overnight off the pacific coast. >> the u.s. geological survey has revised the strength of that quake to 6.3 magnitude. so far there are no reports of damage. we'll have more on this story throughout the morning. there are reports in south africa that nelson mandela could get out of the hospital at any time. he was admitted a week ago for treatment. mark phillips is in johannesburg, south africa. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning norah. i wish i could be more definite about nelson mandela's condition, but it has been shrouded in state secrecy until now and, frankly, this morning the confusion is moving almost into farce. there was a report this morning that after six days of treatment for this lung infection that the government says he has he might be ready to be sent home.
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the question is from where. all week we've been told that he was in a number one military hospital a military hospital in pretoria. this was confirmed by a government minister the defense minister, who claims to have visited him there. the government itself said it never confirmed he was there and now rumors have circulated that in fact he's been in another hospital, a heart hospital in pretoria all week. this morning a cavalcade of cars left the heart hospital people thinking this was the waited-for release. where did it go? it went back to the military hospital. so at this stage we don't know exactly where mandela has improved enough to go home and we don't know, frankly, which of those two hospitals he's in. norah, charlie. >> all right, mark phillips very interesting, thank you. and today demonstrations are expected in egypt the day before a key vote on the country's future. as allen pizzey reports from cairo, the vote on the constitution has become a referendum on egypt's islamic president, mohamed morsi. >> reporter: both sides of the
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egyptian political divide plan major marches and rallies this morning. government supporters are calling a yes vote on the referendum a vote for islam. the opposition is fragmented and far less organized and decided only a few days ago to vote no rather than boycott the ballot. the new constitution was drafted by the ruling islamist party and its hard-line political allies. the mainly secular opposition says the 63-page document does not represent all of egypt's 83 million people and tramples on the rights of minorities such as christians. a major problem is a lack of monitors. a significant number of judges have refused to supervisor the 13,000 polling stations so the voting will have to be held over two days first in major cities an then in the countryside. many egyptians are simply growing weary after two years of political turmoil. adding to their woes is the effect on the economy. the tourism industry has been hard-hit and the prospects of attracting foreign investment in other sectors is fast becoming a
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distant dream. the $4.8 billion loan from the international monetary fund has been held back pending political developments. but the biggest fear of all is more violence, which remains a very real possibility. some commentators here are saying egypt is teetering on the brink of what amounts to a virtual civil war. i'm allen pizzey in cairo. it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's "guardian" says the nurse at the heart of the phone hoax left three letters before she died. three days earlier she sent a prank call from an australian radio station to the ward where the dutchess of cambridge was being treated. the "chicago tribune" says a man died after falling down a hotel smoke tack. nicholas wieme climbed to the roof of the intercontinental hotel wednesday evening to take photos. we still don't know why he fell down the smokestack. he was pulled out in an elaborate rescue but later died.
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the "miami herald" says the florida supreme court has struck down a law against loud music in cars. the law applied to music that you could hear 25 feet away. the justices called the law unconstitutional and an unreasonable restriction on freedom of expression. >> i like loud music in the car. and "the wall street journal" says christmas tree sales are up. 27% of u.s. households reported buying a real tree l tree last year the highest since the economic downturn. the average tree costs $34.87. and southern california faces another round of high tides and flooding today. so-called king tides occur when the earth, moon and sun are aligned. that increases the pull of gravity on the ocean. yesterday's tides were unusually high. seven feet in some areas, flooding houses and streets all right. nora, cold start to the day but
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what a neat sunrise. a lot of clouds. we have seen some scattered showers. what a beautiful start to the day. as it looks like we are going to keep things a little unsettled and chilly, you can see some showers out toward the coastline but most of that is actually going to stay off the coast today. in the meantime, though, the temperatures are staying on the chilly side. 30s and 40s right now. by the afternoon, highs only going to be only in the 40s and 50s. this national weather report sponsored by target. dream big, save bigger.
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hundreds of dangerous drug offenders could soon be on the streets of massachusetts. some prisons have already been set free and rearrested. police fear it's just the beginning. this year we'll show you why the alleged crimes of a chemist could lead to a crime wave. and salvage crews are trying to refloat the "costa concordia" cruise ship. it is a gigantic task. >> what you see is only 35%, so 65% is underneath. >> "60 minutes" takes us out to the site of the wreck on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. and good morning. 7:26 on your friday. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. still not safe to go inside this machine shop that burned in a three-alarm fire in fremont. everyone got out safely but investigators can't get in the building just yet to look for a cause. there is a gun buyback program tomorrow in oakland and san francisco. people can turn in weapons and get money for them no questions asked. $200 per gun up to $600.
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police support the program that is privately financed. and more flooding likely along the bay and beaches later this morning. an extra high king tide as predicted around the golden gate at 11:24 this morning. traffic and weather coming up right after the break.
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good morning. it has been extra "friday light" so far for the start of our morning commute. check out the marin county drive all green on the sensors from novato to san rafael. all the way down towards the golden gate bridge, things look pretty good coming into san francisco. let's get a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on here. fortunately we haven't seen any major accidents though. so everything looks good backed up to the maze, about 15- to 20- minute wait. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> cloudy and cold around the bay area to start out your day. we have seen a couple of raindrops, too. clouds fairly broken though looking from our mount vaca
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cam. that's because the storm system just kind of hugging the coastline. you will see a better chance of showers approaching the beaches for today. looks like as we head toward the afternoon these temperatures hopefully will warm up soon.
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we went out on the street today to ask them about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> what exactly is the fiscal cliff? >> i'm not sure exactly what that is. >> why are you worried? >> because you have a worried look on your face so i think i should be wor eyed. >> it's not good! i know that. >> well, the fiscal cliff i know is mr. huxtable. that's the only one i know.
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>> we're going to give him half credit. >> i hope that was selectively edited. >> that was the best answer cliff huxtable. if you don't know what the fiscal cliff is you'll learn about it the next 18 days we have left. welcome back, everybody, to "cbs this morning." now to this story. massachusetts authorities are warning of a possible crime wave because of a scandal in a state crime lab. this is an incredible story. hundreds of convictions have been thrown out because evidence was probably tainted. >> already at least eight defendants who were released have been rearrested on new charges. mark strassmann looks at the lone chemist who allegedly triggered it all. >> reporter: annie dookhan, allegedly tampered with evidence and the integrity of the state's entire criminal justice system. attorney general martha coakley. >> the allegation that she misread the results or faked results or both? >> the implication is based upon our investigation is that she
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faked the results. >> reporter: over nine years, dookhan tested more than 60,000 drug samples and gave expert testimony in court. but investigators say test results used as evidence in 34,000 drug cases she worked on is now suspect. 1100 convicted criminals may have to go free. >> it's incalculable for the harm that it's done to the integrity of the criminal justice system. while we don't like some of these guys getting released that's what the law requires. >> reporter: dookhan lied about having a master's degree in chemistry, lied in court as an expert witness and allegedly lied in the lab, mishandling evidence and forging signatures. >> she's been described as a rogue chemist. what does that mean? >> she developed a practice of what we call dry labbing, of substituting drugs that she knew would test positive for the drug she was looking for. >> reporter: co-workers nicknamed her superwoman because her caseload was three times higher than average. but state police took over the lab last august and discovered
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widespread problems. dookhan told investigators she acted alone. i messed up. i messed up bad. it's my fault. no one can explain why she did it. but 160 convicted criminals have already been freed, and local police are worried about a crime wave if hundreds more have to be released. >> all of our local police chiefs can and should be worried about that but we're determined to get it right here in massachusetts. we have to make sure the public has a sense that the system works. >> reporter: dookhan could be indicted for obstruction of justice in the next week. she faces 20 years in prison. for "cbs this morning" mark strassmann boston. john mills, a former deputy police commissioner in new york and los angeles. here's the question how are they going to absorb all of these people? >> well you've got a thousand people who are going to be released from state prisons up in massachusetts, but about 600 of those are coming right back to boston. now, one might argue, well if
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the evidence is fake what's the problem. the problem is most of them had rap sheets as long as both of our arms put together so this probably wasn't their first rodeo. the boston p.d. has put together kind of a very clever strategy to welcome them home. >> well, this is just incredible. how is she able to operate like this so many years. they called her superwoman she was faster than anyone else. didn't they suspect she might be doing a lousy job? >> i think what they found is the ultimate no-brainer. which is when you see a pattern like that it's a leadership issue, which is who was checking on the anomalies like that. i want to get back to boston for a second because when you're going to get that many bad guys coming back in ed davis, who's the police commissioner up there, who's about 6'6" and 3 1/2 feet wide. i don't know why they have cops they could just have him walk around the neighborhood and criminals would run. but he sat down and said we're going to strategize this. and he said now let's go visit
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all of these guys in jail. they went and visited all 600 of them and got two key messages. one, welcome back to society. we're waiting for you to come home. we have a list of services jobs vocational housing, and we want you to avail yourselves. plan b is if you go back to the life of dealing drugs or shooting up the neighborhood, we also have a list of services which means we're going to put you right back here and we're going to be watching you. so they have gotten massive amounts of overtime for their narcotics and gangs team and they have really prepared for this so that they don't feel a bump in crime. that's what they're hoping. >> is your voice different this morning? >> i have a little cold charlie. but nobody likes to be sick. but when you're on television it kind of gives you that voice of god thing so you use it. >> and the satorial splendor is noticeable too. >> is that cashmere? >> this is camel hair. i had to chase a camel about six blocks to get this. >> it may be a little too busy to quote james.
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>> james is very nice but just not together. that's our wardrobe guy. >> thanks for brightening our morning with your style. we love it. it's very nice. >> it was worth a try. >> john miller thank you. and the "costa concordia" luxury liner made headlines when it became the biggest passenger ship to capsize. this sunday on "60 minutes" lesley stahl takes us inside the massive salvage operation to get that ship off the bottom. >> reporter: the "costa concordia" is a rusting carcass, sitting precariously on two underwater mountain peaks. the swimming pools and jacuzzis where passengers sun bathed and sipped cocktails now empty and askew. a clock remains frozen in time marking the hour and minute when the ship lost power. and below ghostly vestages of the shippest contents litter the
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ocean's floor in what the authorities have named an official crime scene. 30 people died two are still missing. >> welcome on board. >> thank you. >> reporter: nick sloan from south africa is the senior salvage master. he took us out to the wreck site. >> how big is that ship? >> she's huge. what you see at the moment is only about 35% of it so 65% underneath. it's like an iceberg. >> reporter: now the plan is to roll the 60,000-ton ship in one piece onto an underwater platform, raise it and then float it away so it can be cut up for scrap. >> so you're planning to rotate a ship that weighs 60,000 tons? >> yeah yeah. >> so let me see. this is the ship. you have to do it like this? the whole thing together at once creeking. >> three football fields long. >> three football fields long? >> yeah.
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rotate it all at the same time. >> reporter: it sounds like an experiment in defying the laws of physics. >> incredible. incredible story. >> this is why you want to be a journalist just to go do these kinds of stories. >> and lessley is the bit. you can watch lesley stahl's full report on the salvage operation this sunday night on "60 minutes" here on cbs. and imagine going through college or even getting a master's degree and your company pays for it all. we'll show you how united technology's billion dollar investment is paying off. a cool story next on "cbs this morning."
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attached sounds too good to be true. but there is one company in america that will pick up the cost, no questions asked. rebecca jarvis is here with the story. rebecca, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning to you. it is one thing to say that employees make the company, but it's entirely another to treat them like it. and as of this year one company has made a billion dollar investment in educating its people. this assembly line in stratford, connecticut, turns out sikorsky helicopters for the military but it's also producing scholars. workers taking advantage of an unusual job benefit. >> we pay all tuition. we pay books. >> reporter: that's right. united technologyies will help any employee get a college degree for free. >> as you tour the floor, the kinds of jobs we have training becomes very critical and skill is very relevant. >> reporter: to turbo charge
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that skill set, the ceo, louis chenevert says they have earned 30,000 degrees over 15 years. >> we have invested a billion dollars in our employees. we just celebrated this big milestone. >> reporter: how much did united technologies pay for your education? >> i don't know. >> you don't even know? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> because you never saw a bill for it? >> exactly. >> reporter: business development manager yelitza forte is part of the first generation of her family to go to college. she got her mba without paying a dime. >> my parents could not believe it. you have to find friends. >> reporter: at the nearby plant also owned by united tech dan ward works on jet engines. he got a master's in mechanical engineer. >> the company gives you paid time off in order to go to classes or study for that final. >> you don't have to work before your finals? >> that's right. >> reporter: there's no rule
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that mandates employees stay after getting their degree. but almost no one leaves the company. and the focus is on learning for learning sake. >> does it matter what they study? >> they're allowed to pick whatever discipline they want to go in. >> reporter: kamilah hall works for a subsidiary in tennessee. a few years ago she got a management degree, but now she's inspired to go for something completely different. >> this time i've decided to go to seminary so i'm getting a master's of arts in religious studies. >> reporter: she says her new degree will help her at church but she thinks it's already paying off at work too. >> i feel like i've grown a lot and i'm more patient. >> reporter: chenevert believes it's about building a future that's better than the present. >> there's three million jobs that go unfilled as we speak because there's not the right match of people with the right skill to fill these jobs and it's a tragedy.
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>> reporter: one employee and one college degree at a time united technologies seems to be turning that tragedy into triumph. now, there are other companies which are also investing in their employees, helping to pay for school, from google to u.p.s. to procter & gamble. many major corporations have some sort of reimbursement plan. but the national association of independent colleges and universities says that united technologies has the most generous program of all, and they'd like to see it become a model for the rest of the country. >> that's a great story. so do they owe anything back to the company after they get a free education? >> nothing. you can literally walk into the company, work there, get an education and leave if you want afterwards, but nobody does. most people stick around because of what this company is doing for its employees. >> that's generous. >> it's very generous and a model, as you said. three million jobs unfulfilled. do you think more businesses will start paying for education? >> it's something that a lot of businesses are thinking about, but they wonder how will it
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego with your cbs 5 news headlines. today investigators will try to figure out what caused the fire that destroyed a fremont machine shop. but the three-alarm fire did so much damage, it still is not safe to go inside. no one was injured in the fire. frederick dozier is expected to be sentenced today. the 33-year-old was convicted last month for a series of sexual assaults in san francisco's mission district.
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the attack happened last year. dozier could get life in prison. >> stay with us. we'll be right back.
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good morning. an accident in hayward southbound 880 approaching tennyson is clearing from the number 2 lane but stacking up towards downtown hayward. elsewhere towards the bay bridge toll plaza, we had a stall actually on westbound 80 on the skyway section and so now things are back up on the upper deck. the metering lights have also been turned on. it is backed up through the macarthur maze. you can no longer really call it "friday light." it's at least 20 minutes to get on the bridge. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> a lot of clouds around the bay area and it is cold outside too. we are seeing showers popping up outside mainly near the coastline. parts of the north bay also. looking toward the golden gate, hav gloomy. showers hugging the coast. we could see more scattered
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friends this week. >> ambassador susan rice won't be the new secretary of state, withdrawing her name from consideration. >> that follows months of criticism over her response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. >> i think it was very political and sad. >> the president and the speaker met for almost an hour. if there's no progress in the next few days there's almost no chance that anything can get done before christmas. >> the white house is not offering too much if the republicans won't move on the tax rate. >> a strong earthquake struck overnight off the pacific coast. >> so far there are no reports of the image. >> i which i could be more definite about nelson mandela's conditions. it's been shrouded in secrecy. the confusion is moving. salvage crews are trying to refloat the costa concordia cruise ship. >> what you see is only 35% of it. 65% is underneath.
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>> is that cashmere? >> this is camel here. i had to chase a camel for about six blocks to get it. james has already said it's very nice, but just not together. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. susan rice says withdrawing from consideration to be secretary of state is the best thing for the country. >> she stepped aside following blistering republican criticism which started just days after the killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. >> cbs news has learned that susan rice privately began to express doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. yesterday she had a phone conversation with the president and withdrew her name from the running for secretary of state. on twitter she posted quote, those of you who know me that i'm a fighter, but not at the cost of what's right for our
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country. the new front-runner for secretary of state is rumored to be senator john kerry, though national security adviser tom donelan is also in the running. this afternoon susan rice heads to the white house to meet with president obama. it's not clear whether she will be returning here to washington for a new job in the administration. for "cbs this morning," margaret brennan at the state department. for the second time in five days president obama met with house speaker john boehner to work on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. last night's meeting produced no apparent progress. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the speaker heads home to ohio for the weekend after meeting with the president for almost an hour. both sides called the encounter frank which usually means they didn't agree on much of anything. however, administration officials say that treasury secretary tim geithner was also there. that could be a good sign. he hasn't been in previous meetings. the white house continues to insist on the president's plan
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of $1.4 trillion in new taxes. the president did say in an interview that he remains hopeful. the speaker, despite some voices in the republican party now saying that they may have to accept a tax increase remains publicly adamant that tax hikes are simply out of the question and off the table. if there is no progress in the next few days there's almost no chance that anything can get done before christmas and very little chance to do anything before the end of the year. norah, charlie, gayle. >> bill plante thanks. we have breaking news this morning of a school shooting in connecticut. minutes ago police entered the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. a photo shows students being led out of school by adults. the report is the shooter is dead. other reports say the school principal may have been shot. south carolina needs a new senator. the governor has chosen five
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possible candidates. she could make history by picking the first black or female senator. nancy cordes looks at one surprising name of the list the former first lady. >> jenny sanford's turn in the national spotlight began with the personal failing of her husband, governor mark sanford. >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> reporter: what made jenny sanford stand apart was that she did not stand by herman. at that press conference or in the days that followed as she was asked routinely about their future. >> his career right now is the least of my concerns. my important job right now is our children. >> reporter: sanford divorced her husband, wrote a memoir and spoke openly about her ordeal. she never showed an interest in entering politics herself which is why many were surprised when her name appeared on governor nikki haley's short list for senator jim demint who is vacating his seat. >> they know her as governor sanford's ex-wife. they don't really know her. so inasmuch as people think they
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know jenny sanford, at the end of the day, politically she's a wildcard. >> reporter: nick mulvaney is a south carolina congressman. >> i don't know much about her. of all the folks on the list i know least about her. >> reporter: sanford is an accomplished professional in her own right. she worked for a wall street investment firm before moving to south carolina with her then husband mark. she even ran his campaigns for governor, all while raising four sons. but when asked by a college tv station last year if she would ever run herself, sanford said this. >> i do believe it's very important for people to be involved in politics. i think we need good people involved now more than ever but it's actually taken a real toll on my family obviously for obvious reasons. i think i'm pretty much finished with politics. >> reporter: today sanford has a different take and she says south carolina's senate seat would be hard to turn down. for "cbs this morning," nancy cordes capitol hill.
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>> i think it would be an incredible turn of events to see her take that senate seat. it's not clear she wants it. as she said it would be hard to turn down. >> i think it would be poetic justice if she wants it. if she wants it and she's qualified -- >> sounds like she's qualified after being a part of his administration. >> but if she's interested. that's what i want to know. from a political shift to a seismic shift, an earthquake struck the southern california coasterly this morning. the 6.3 magnitude quake hit 163 miles offshore. avalon, california was the nearest town. there are no reports of damage. here is a question. what do you do if you're basketball royalty and the team you own is having trouble? if you're michael jordan you lays up your s shoes and show those kids how it's done. jordan was on the practice floor this week to help his charlotte bobcats work on shot selection, foot work and defense. jordan even played some one-on-one with the bobcats
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players. go michael. they say at 49 he's still got it. but he may need to work as a teacher. atlanta beat the bobcats last night, their tenth loss in a row. can you imagine how intimidating that would be. buying a tv used to be oh so simple. remember the good old days you just choose a size and a style. now you have hundreds of options
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and additions. we'll show you what you need to know when you go shopping this holiday season here on "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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opponents of gay marriage say their unions are deserving of the same rights as straight couples, asking for only equal protection under the law to which their opponents smartly argue. >> i've been waiting to ask you this question. if it's based on love can three people love each other? is it possible for three people to genuinely love each other and want to share their lives together? >> oh, my god. no way no way! is lindsey graham about to propose to mccain and lieberman? can you imagine lieberman's response? i'm the happiest man on the face of the earth. >> three people in love at the table? >> no. >> no proposals today. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," saturday mandy
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patinkin has played everyone from the princess bride. >> watt was your favorite scene? >> i can't remember. >> you killed my father. a six-fingered man killed his father. >> he now stars on the smash hit "homeland." we'll talk about the show's finale and his great career in film. that's tomorrow. >> i love cbs saturday morning and i love mandy patinkin. speaking of finales, many people think the world will end next friday when the mayan calendar ends. that's why we're having a big blowout tonight. >> just in case. >> just in case. >> we'll show you how some folks are making a profit from prophesy next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by lifestyle lift. find out how you can light up your life.
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if you're watching this video, it means one thing. the world didn't end yesterday. according to media reports of an ancient mayan prophesy the world was supposed to be destroyed on december 12 -- 21 2012. think back to the height of
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mya's civilization with ancient humans thought. and, of course appreciating the fact that the world didn't end yesterday. >> the way he was talking, i'm very relieved. so there you have it. nasa says the world will not end when mexico's ancient maya calendar ends. they're so confident they released it ahead of schedule. some people think we're doom. here's bill whitaker's report. >> reporter: you're looking at where it all began and where some say it will all end. these are the ancient mayan ruins in southern mexico and this is the calendar the ancient mayans used. it kept time for centuries, but it end this year next friday to be exact, december 21st. that end date has sparked a doomsday craze fueling fears that this is it the exact day that the world will end.
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the movie "2012" gave us an over-the-top worst-case scenario mayan-scale mayhem on a global sky. the film made more than $147 million worldwide. other documentaries have followed hoping to turn prophesy's into profits. 2012 iceberg, 2012 awakening. even the nags altional gee graphic channel is hosting shows. showing dooms sayers counting down their final days. >> i have to protect my family. >> reporter: all this bad news is good news for mexican tourism. >> it was really helpful that a lot of media gave attention to the catastrophic type of way to this date.
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we're having over 1 million visitors which sa a pretty good number, and this number is growing at a very fast rate. >> it's all about the numbers. >> survival business is a big business. >> george shepherd is a publicist of the "survivalist" magazine. at a time when magazine sales are down he says he can't keep "survivalist" on the shelves. >> i think we saw a 20% sfiek in sales. >> all kinds of sales are hoping to turn gloom times into websites. websites like has things you should by and even tgi fridays is throwing a promotion. >> we're going to throw one helluva party. >> they're inviting their
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customers to party like there's no tomorrow. i wouldn't say hysteria but the general concern about this issue is a lot of people are taking advantage of this because it's such a newsworthy topic. >> reporter: in an armageddon situation, there's no e.r.ers or wall greens or cvss on the corner. >> he can outfit a trailer with nufl goods to let you safely outrun any apocalypse. >> it came about because of need. it's very very successful. we have had people come in to town from as far as alaska and a few outside the country as well. >> reporter: a recent concert near the mayan ruins was billed at a celebration, sparking a new dawn. as to what that dawn will hold well we'll all know soon enough. that is if we're all still here
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on december 22nd. for "cbs this morning," i'm bill whitaker in los angeles. >> here's a question people always want to know. does size matter. charlie, you go first? does size matter? you go first. norah, does it matter?
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investigators hope to be able to >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 8:25. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. fremont fire investigators hope to be able to search today for the cause of a smoky fire that destroyed a machine shop yesterday. right now, it's not safe to go inside that building. nobody was hurt, but hazardous chemicals prompted a "shelter in place" warning in the neighborhood. a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk
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for now after hosting this dangerous joyride inside a lamborghini. it was on a facebook post. sergeant "carl t" bragged he and friends were drunk as they drove through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour. internal affairs is investigating. today high tides will continue washing over the california coastlines. the king tides are expected to hit another peak later this morning and some areas of water could be up to several feet. this is all because of a temporary increased gravitational pull on the pacific ocean. but it will be over soon. traffic and weather coming up.
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>>live look at the nimitz 880 in oakland. things are moving better than usual at this time of the morning. northbound and southbound as you pass the oakland coliseum we are seeing a few brake lights through san leandro. elsewhere, let's go to the san mateo bridge. westbound 92 just seeing our usual slow and go traffic on the flat section towards the high-rise. eastbound 92 there is roadwork in the right lane until 1:00 this afternoon. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> a lot of clouds out there right now, chilly temperatures to go along with that still in the 30s and 40s. a couple of raindrops showing up approaching the coastline into san francisco. you see some raindrops on the lens there. and hi-def doppler is picking up on some of that moisture mainly along the coastline, the peninsula and that's where we're expecting the bulk of any showers we see today to
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remain. temperatures are going to stay cool, mainly in the 40s and 50s. over the weekend more cold storms headed in showers expected on saturday. maybe into sunday morning.
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♪ ♪ take a look at zach hoskins. he's a junior. he was born with one arm but that hasn't stopped him from starting on the milton basketball team. >> he's good too. welcome back to "cbs this morning." with less than two weeks till christmas, lots of people and i mean lots of people have tvs on their shopping list norah o'donnell. >> i do, i do. i have a tv on my shopping list.
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before you head to the store and before you hear of a sales pitch, cn editor scott stein is here. first question plasma or lcd? >> lcd coffers a variety of technologies. you the cheap lcds you can get in stores for maybe $300 different back lighting than the ones at the back lighting using l.e.d. back lighting. they range. plasma, the technology has been out there for a while. it actually has in cnet maybe our top five tvs are almost all plasmas. the picture quality in terms of the darkest blacks is usually the best because of the way the plasma works. you can usually get a good bang for the buck in the bigger sizes. >> i don't know what you just said, scott. which has the better picture quality? >> plasma. we like plasma for that. >> which one is thinner?
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>> they're getting thinner and thinner. pretty neck and neck at this point. you will see -- usually you'll see l.e.d. backlit lcds. you see a ton of those. if you get a nice well reviewed one, make sure the picture quality is up to snuff in a lot of reviews because they do vary. you can -- >> i'm going to stick with what you said about plasma. >> i got a plasma. >> that's good enough for me. i used to think that to me to buy a great tv get the biggest tv you can for the smallest price, and that really is not the best way to shop for a tv, right? >> you definitely want to take a look at picture quality as well. the house rule is that there's no such thing as too big for a television. >> for a television? >> for a television. >> we've been teasing all morning does size matter. you're saying size matters. >> yes, we went from 32 inch to a 59 inch. i got a lot of anger about how
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it's disorienting. we did get used to it. i think for movies it's great. for tv it can freak you out because a lot of times the shots are not meant to be quite as big. right now tvs are getting bigger and bigger. 16-inch used to seem ridiculously large. 50 is standard. >> much anticipation about apple tv. >> yes. it's been postponed and pushed back. are televisions about to change dramatically in terms of what they do and how they do it? >> they might. i think in terms of the services and the interface. we don't know what's going to happen with apple and the am tv or what exactly will come down the pike. i say your best bet is treat your tv like a big monitor, like a dig display. right now, don't invest in thinking about internet services, smart apps any of that stuff. most likely whatever comes down the road, you can plug into your tv and you'll be fine.
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>> we were talking about whether size matters. sound matters and does tv have a good sound on its own? >> no. none of them do really. they don't really invest in that. they throw it in because if your tv didn't have speakers you would be very upset. most people would be upset. i listen through speakers on my own tv which is a horrible thing to admit. we use a lot of home theater systems. $150 gets you great speakers now. plug it in. it takes no effort. >> don't be suckered when they take you to the private room and they say listen to the quality of the sound, don't pay any attention to it. >> don't pay any attention to it. >> let's go back to the hdmi cables, do we need them? >> you need them because they plug in everything your blu-ray, even your cable box. it carries audio and video, great quality, surround sound. they're really universal. you need a bunch of them in the home if you're going to connect stuff or your computer or your
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camcorder. you don't need to pay up for them. we've never found that better hdmi cables make a difference ever. so you can go several hundred dollars down to five bucks on amazon. buy the $5 ones. treat yourself to a blue ray player if you don't have one. >> finally the warrantee. i always get the warrantee. >> i never get it. >> we side with charlie on that. >> everyone sides with charlie. everyone does. you are dismissed now. thank you so much for coming. >> really thank you. if you remember seeing a great celebrity photo in "vanity fair" magazine there's a good chance it was taken by there he s jonathan becker. we'll meet him right after the break and show you the best of
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ photography can be both art and journalism. jonathan becker exhibit that. "vanity fair" features his photos. a new book jonathan becker 30 years ativanity fair. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> it's huge. >> it's a heavy book. >> these photographs tell the story about your curiosity of the human face and its environment. >> thank you. yes. and the privilege of working ativanity fair all these years which is -- >> when you were taking these photos, what were you looking for? take us into the mind's eye of the photographer. >> i think as a key, it's not to know exactly what you're looking for because you never know what you're going to find. if you think you know what you're looking for, then you
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won't find it. >> but graydon carter tells you a natty dresser and the finest portrait journalist of our time. >> thank you. >> so what makes a picture, back to charlie's point, jonathan and becker and "vanity fair" worthy for you? >> it's hard to say. it's an induive -- i know -- >> you seem to catch moments. there's a great shot of matt damon and ben affleck back in the day when they were just starting out and we were getting to know them. you seem to catch moments with people. >> yeah, look at these two. >> back in boston probably isn't it? >> no. that was out in california. that was a day -- it was a studio a lot of actors around. the other picture we're talking about -- is part of that series. i went from one to the next. it's very relaxed. i don't take too many pictures.
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>> you don't take too many pictures. >> that's different. >> i'll show you. this is the late great arthur william styren. what do you see? >> hae had written this wonderful book about manic depression. he and art were great friends. they would walk around out at martha's vineyard talking about suicide all the time. it made them feel better. >> talking about suicide? >> yes. for some reason you talk about it enough and it goes away. that picture had all kinds of symbolism, the ropes the water, the dog. it came together that way. somehow if you concentrate on a subject -- >> do you have a muse? >> a muse?
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there are subject who have been muses at times, people that you come back to. >> you have photographed several kennedys. you have photographed jackie kennedy. there's pictures in there of john junior. >> the last picture of john junior pretty much at the "vanity fair" washington correspondents' dinner party. >> the iconic picture at that party right before -- this is it. that was one of the pictures we saw when they both died. you took that picture. >> they were having a very good time. they were sitting there, and i don't even think they knew i took the picture. >> she's almost sort of sitting on his lap or sharing a chair with him which is so endearing when you see couples squeeze into a chair together. >> you always seem to capture moments with people. i was surprised to read you were a taxi driver jonathan becker.
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did driving a cab help you with your photography? >> i think i learned more driving a taxi because you become so alert. in the '70s. it's dangerous, pay pay attention and you grow antenna. i picked up all kind of people who became subjects later. andy warhol. >> andy warhol had a camera with him all the time. >> he did. a little one. >> you say you enjoy your work veraciously. i think that's a good way to feel about what you do. >> thank you. >> congratulations. a very big book. jonathan becker. the name of the book is "jonathan becker: 30 years ativanity fair." >> do you think you could live on a dollar a day? a billion people do that around the world. we'll show you what happened to two americans who tried it in guatemala. the story next on "cbs this
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♪ ♪ conceived in bar. and you might have to be a little tipsy to try it. two california college kids decided to live on a dollar a day so they would understand what life is like for more than 1 billion people around the world. as carter evans reports, they've turned their experiment into a movie. >> thank you all for coming out to the bus. >> they're touring the country in a rolling billboard, sharing their documentary, living on $1.
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>> we all kind of got destroyed on our dirt floors. >> can't sleep another night like this. >> reporter: as college students studying the economics, they wanted to leave the classroom to grasp the better realities of the facing the poorest of the poor. they sur vaved guatemala with two friends to experience it firsthand. >> i have a water source. >> you should check that out. that's how much is in there. >> reporter: you knew you were getting into but how unprepared were you? >> unprepared is an understatement i remember waking up and having been bitten by fleece and zach had been sick the night before throwing up and it was our first day. >> reporter: the first in a
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56-day field course on extreme poverty. most of their neighbors survive on just a dollar per day, budgets for food firewood education, and emergency. >> were you worried you'd run the risk of looking like white kids being poor? >> we knew we would never totally replicate the story. we wanted to be that bridge so that people who don't even normally engage with these issues could actually be a part of this journey. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands followed their journey on youtube. and hollywood took notice helping turn the school project into a festival-worthy project. >> we woke up and it was market day and we literally have no money for food. >> was there a point when you were out there suffering through all this that you said to yourself, i just can't go on?
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>> two weeks into this experience, you know we were having a really hard time. i've almost passed out today like probably three times. >> i had a parasite in my stomach and was constantly sick about 30 times in one night. >> reporter: despite the hardship, they didn't give up. they wanted to put a face on poverty. they met anthony and rosa who have more than most supporting a house olde of eight on $10 a day, made possible by microfinancing and $10 that enabled rosa to buy a business and a better stoesh. she showed america how she add cheap and vital calories to her meals. now in an effort to share one culture with another, they brought their film home to a screening in seattle. it's standing room only. >> it's a room about poverty and we've fill add room with 500
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people. thank you, guys. >> their passion is projected on screen and the audience is eating it up. >> it's inspiring because it's their story and i love that it's through their eyes and how they experienced poverty. >> reporter: they're now living full tomb on a borrowed bus, promoting their project and asking everyone to lend a hand. >> we're asking you each to make a commitment hour small, to impact the life of somebody else. >> reporter: in their case all it took was a dollar and the value of the lesson is not in what it buys but what it begins. for "cbs this morning," carter evans, seattle. >> a story worth telling. i was going to say, kudos for them for bringing it to us. >> a very valuable lesson they bring to us about how many people share a dollar. >> it's friday. our christmas party is tonight. >> will you be on the dance floor? >> i doubt it. >> we will have evidence on
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monday. >> that's why i won't do it. as we leave you, let's take a look back at the week that was. have a great weekend. my sing new york. ♪ put your cell phones in the air ♪ >> i was born in brooklyn. >> staten island. >> too mean to lay down and die. >> all the money we're going to make in terms of fees and commissions will go to the robin hood leaf fund. >> let's go. i love you. >> i think gayle -- tell me exactly what you do. >> charlie, i hurt. >> i always thought charlie rose has the best job in town. >> i was practicing. >> yeah but you know you've got a pretty gate job. >> you belong in sports. that's what i think.
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>> somebody shall remain anonymous, chris licht said, he would not be paying for the room. >> now they enter the alley. >> oh. okay. i think the humiliation is over now. ♪ baby we were born to run ♪ >> great work, chicago. the'll likely only get bigger. >> i still think nic neither side will be stupid enough to let us go over this fiscal cliff. >> do you believe if we don't get a deal done it won't get done until after christmas? >> i'm more optimistic than that. >> we can't expect it to bauns back in january. >> we haven't been working on this for two weeks or two days. we've been working on it for two
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years. >> the gunman came -- i i'm quoting, countless rounds. >> my heart saench into my feet. i'm getting a little choked up. >> we started receiving calls from the mens of the cartel. >> at any moment now wu will see, we will see that piece litfted to the top of one world trade center. she was known as la gran gran senora. >> you're buying dinner. >> that's the wait always is with you isn't it? >> no. ♪ there is no pain you are feeling ♪ >> when i see my boo charlie rose was flipping.
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>> i'm now an iphone 5 user thanks to charlie. hello, charlotte. >> you've got a name. >> shall i set you up with a person? >> once you go charlie rose, everything glows.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald hi, everyone. good morning. i'm frank mallicoat with cbs 5 headlines on this friday. a strong earthquake happened this morning in the ocean off baja, california. it struck around 2:30 this morning with a magnitude 6.3. thousands felt it near the u.s./mexico border but no damage is reported and there was no tsunami warning. sentencing today for a serial rapist in san francisco. the 33-year-old was convicts last month for a series of
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sexual assaults in the mission district. the attacks happened last year. frederick dozier could get life in jail. pg&e has rushed to check an underground electrical equipment across the bay area. required inspections on 1500 pieces of equipment may not have been performed. eight employees and contractors have been fired or suspended. let's check with lawrence on a friday. it's chilly. >> cold outside in some parts of the bay area. clouds rolling in and showers out there, as well. especially toward the coastline. we have seen some more scattered showers showing up there and i think that will be the context of the storm system staying mainly near the coast as it's going to sweep by. showers showing up now on our cbs 5 hi-def doppler radar. i think as we head toward the afternoon may see some breaks in the clouds. the temperatures going to be cool though. 40s and 50s for highs. the next couple of days, it is going to stay unsettled and possibly wet on and off through the weekend and well into next week. we are going to check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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good morning. stall just cleared eastbound 24 right before the caldecott tunnel. this is on the oakland side. it's still backed up though. look at highway 13. 24 if you are heading towards orinda expect delays. the golden gate bridge has
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been a good one, good commute all morning. no delays. and over at the bay bridge things beginning to thin out a bit. metering lights are still on. backed up towards the end of the first overcrossing. have a great weekend. captions by: caption colorado
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